Biden calls for a Democratic vote to restore the right to abortion with a federal law

"This is a sad day for the country.

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24 June 2022 Friday 14:54
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Biden calls for a Democratic vote to restore the right to abortion with a federal law

"This is a sad day for the country. But it does not mean that the fight is over," said President Joe Biden in a solemn but very clear statement rejecting the ruling by which the Supreme Court ended 49 years of the right to abortion. in United States.

"Let me be very clear and unequivocal: The only way we can ensure a woman's right to choose is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law," the president added.

Biden called on voters to "make their voices heard" in this regard, that is, to vote for the Democrats as defenders of the abolished right and supporters of rescuing it through a federal law today blocked due to lack of sufficient support in the Senate.

"This fall," he added, referring to mid-term legislative elections in November, "citizens must elect more senators and representatives who codify women's right to choose through federal law."

The US leader recalled his previous warnings about how the Supreme Court ruling puts at risk not only the free termination of pregnancy but also "the broadest right to privacy for everyone, the right to make the best decisions for their health" and even "the right to use contraceptive methods by a married couple, in the privacy of their bedroom”.

Throughout the day there were numerous opinions on the crucial ruling of the US Supreme Court.

"Sexual and reproductive health and rights are the foundation of a life of choice, empowerment and equality for the world's women and girls... Restricting access to abortion does not stop people from seeking abortion, it only makes it more deadly." ".

"This cruel ruling is shocking and heartbreaking. But make no mistake: the rights of women and all Americans are on the ballot this November."

"This is a historic victory for the Constitution and for the most vulnerable in our society. A brave and historic decision."

"This is consistent with the Constitution and restores rights that should have been granted long ago... It also restores to the states powers that have always belonged to them."

"Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision anyone can make behind the whims of politicians and ideologues: attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans."

"We cannot take any right for granted. Social gains are always at risk of going backwards and their defense must be our day-to-day. Women must be able to decide freely about their lives"

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